Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
— 1 Peter 4:19, NKJV
We have a precious loving Saviour. I wish I could present him to you just as he is. Many have Jesus so exalted in their minds that he seems far off and they have no communion with him.
But Christ took upon himself human nature and was called the Son of man, because he was to become acquainted with all the trials, with all the sorrows, and with all the sufferings of humanity, that he might know how to succor those who are tempted.
To the weeping ones he says, I have wept. I know how to sympathize with you. He is a Saviour that is in sympathy with the woes of man, a Saviour that is by our side to help, and strengthen, and succor us.
You may take all your trials, all your troubles, all your sorrows to Jesus in prayer; you may feel that he is at hand to help you in every emergency, and you can tell him all about it and he will give you just the help you need. He wants us to have joy in him, and in order to do this we must come in close connection with him.
I have had new and precious lessons to learn every day of my life. One of the most precious has been to commit the keeping of my soul to God as unto a faithful creator. If I was knowingly transgressing one of God’s commandments because it was convenient for me to do so, then I could not trust God and believe that he would at last bring me into the haven of bliss. But when I seek to overcome to the best of my ability, when my will is swallowed up in the will of God; then it is my privilege to claim his promises and believe that God will do with me according to his loving kindness.
I present before you a loving Saviour, that Saviour that wants to bring to your hearts joy and peace and love, that is inexpressible. He wants you to be happy and joyful in him.
Let us have a faith that takes right hold of Christ. Let the language of each soul be, He is my Saviour, he died for me, and I hang my helpless soul upon him. He is able to keep that which I have committed to his trust, against that day. This is the precious lesson that I am learning today, to do the very best I can according to the best light that shines upon my pathway, and then trust the rest to Jesus.
— Signs of the Times, September 15, 1887
Take all your trials, all your troubles, all your sorrows to Jesus in prayer and He will give you just the help you need.
Every day commit the keeping of your soul to God as a faithful Creator.
Claim His promises and believe that God will do with you according to His loving kindness.
Let the language of your soul be, He is my Savior, He died for me and I hang my helpless soul on Him. He is able to keep that which I have committed to His trust until that day. The precious lesson I am learning today is to do the very best I can according to the best light that shines on my pathway and then trust the rest to Jesus.